Cal Poly is one of 250 colleges and universities nationwide that will participate in President Barack Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.
The initiative calls on institutions of higher education to commit to interfaith and community service initiatives this academic year, university officials say.
The goal is to increase the numbers of different religious and nonreligious groups that participate in community service together, said Joy Pedersen Harkins, director of The Community Center at Cal Poly.
Planned interfaith efforts include projects such as the Hunger Walk set for Sept. 25 and Feed My Hungry Children in November. The activities will increase awareness, raise funds and collect donations for low-income children and families.
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Several other events will also take place throughout the year as part of the challenge.
For more information, call Harkins at 756-6749 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.